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Russian teen commits suicide due to Naruto character's death

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Post #575802 - Reply to (#575760) by neonkitty

3:19 pm, Nov 3 2012
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Quote from neonkitty
Oh, did I hit soft spot? Lol calm down bro, no need to get violent.
I'm a little confused about who this whole comment was directed at?

"He should have kept watching. "

Don't make topics about suicide solely to crack wise about them.

its not an enviable position to take.

Post #575807

3:43 pm, Nov 3 2012
Posts: 129

Don`t ever belive whats written in the Newspaper. I amputated my finger with a circular saw, and guess what the Newspaper has written:" Teenage boy has cut his finger with a motorsaw" bigrazz , how is that even possible if its supposed to be an accident confused

The press is only searching for scoops, and they aren`t interested in minor details.
I think this kid was just whining in forums that this charcter died, and they then assumend that this was the cause for the suicide.

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3:45 pm, Nov 3 2012
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No "normal" merson commits suicide because a fictional character died. This guy must have had some other problems. I remember a similar case in my country - a girl killed herself and the parents kept blaming "satanic cartoons" (i think it was Hellsing) for her death, even though her family was obviously dysfunctional.

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3:46 pm, Nov 3 2012
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I wonder what it's like to have your whole world revolve around a cartoon to the point you'd even contemplate suicide, let alone successfully preform the act. And over the death of a character that's not a main character, too (although killing yourself over the death of any character is ludicrous). Poor kid must not have had any friends or something. Or at least one to talk anime with. It's hard to believe anyone would allow something as insignificant as that drive them to jump off a building. I'm sure there had to be other reasons that he made that decision. I guess a death of a cartoon character was the straw that broke the camel's back. I'm not sure if I'm sad for him or just find him pitiful. Hate to speak ill of the dead, but damn... over a cartoon? Really? no

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--I wont type a post like a college report. If you don't read it just for that reason, you don't have to post why your hoity-toity ass refused to. I swear, so many people on this site are so full of themselves. A lot seem to think they always have an "intelligent and/or logical" point or show signs of a superiority complex. They never admit they're wrong. Maybe partially, but excuses abound! :\
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Post #575817 - Reply to (#575802) by red255
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4:59 pm, Nov 3 2012
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Quote from red255
"He should have kept watching. "

Don't make topics about suicide solely to crack wise about them.

its not an enviable position to take.

But am I wrong? Nope.
The purpose of this thread was not to crack a wise comment but to inform others, my comment was put there because that was the comment I would have left had someone else made this thread. I would rather not get in trouble again for double posts. embarrassed

And we are started to go off topic here so let me just say that I was reminded of Chaos;head.

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Mythical Creature

6:12 pm, Nov 3 2012
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Some people are just idiots. Better that they died.

Post #575822

6:29 pm, Nov 3 2012
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Someone apparently can't differentiate fiction from reality.

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Shoujo Queen

3:18 am, Nov 4 2012
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I highly doubt that he committed suicide because of that. Maybe he was bullied in school or something to do with his parents, but definitely there is more behind the story.

Or maybe his favourite character dying was the finally straw O_O, who knows.

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Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it. I guess every superhero need her theme music...
Post #575871 - Reply to (#575744) by Hellsayer

4:54 am, Nov 4 2012
Posts: 60

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...Im not even sure how to comment on this. Don't blame the media, blame people for being retarded.

People like him makes the anime community looks bad. I really REALLY hate idiots.

Post #576007
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5:48 am, Nov 5 2012
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eek Wow, this was from an episode of Naruto Shippudden..??

Did Russia not air the Prequel animated episodes? If the 14 year old just watched the first 3-5 episodes of Naruto, that would have been enough to erase all thoughts of ever committing suicide. In the beginning, the series was all about being accepted, being acknowledged and accomplished as somebody important to anyone who you could call "friend".

Doesn't a 14 year old know that a shounen jump anime character dying in an anime movie is just canon? And Seriously? Killing yourself because of Itachi of all people? A 14 year old should know that psycho-killers like Itachi are labeled as terrorists in modern day society, regardless of knowledge of story origin. What do they teach 14 year olds in Russia?

My little brother is 11 years old (although, he kind-of skipped a few grades) and he's watched tons of violent anime (Gantz, Berserk, Elfin Lied, Death Note, name it). My bro already has a girlfriend and is making a ton money helping next door neighbors, family and friends. The kid's a saint. My family is kind of maybe that played a huge role for him too...?

I don't know what that 14 year old has been through, but I am sure that the Naruto anime wasn't the cause. Some people actually watch Naruto for some kind of positive learning enrichment for life. So if the parents were worried that he was watching too much television, maybe he was finding a way to escape reality. Not that it matters but maybe he was gay - he didn't kill himself because of a female character; there are many females who died. Better males to die for were Asuma Sarutobi or Jiraiya - not Itachi (the killer of his entire clan)!!! If the kid reads the manga in the afterlife, he's going to regret what he did. He'll learn that Itachi was brought back to life and had a better fulfilling ending.

My point is that this 14 year old's life in reality, must have been living HELL for him if an anime like Naruto couldn't save him from not thinking depressive thoughts. I've always thought that manga and anime fans would be less likely to kill themselves because they always have a new episode, new chapter, or an entirely new series to look forward to. They would want to stay alive as long as possible to witness the ending of the series they're interested in. Which makes me believe that there must have been other unknown reasons as to why he would kill himself. Anime could not have been the only cause.

His parent's should have interacted with him in a better way. I'll leave it at that. dead

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